If you would like to buy a portable speaker or sports earbuds or outdoor headphones, water-resistant or waterproof is one of the main factors that you consider. Have you ever heard of IP or IPX ratings? Have you ever wondered what it is? Today we are talking about the short meaning of these.
What is an IP rating?
It is the standard to measure protection against dust and liquids. For example, IP67, the first digit is the level of the product can against solid stuff. The second one is the ability to protect against liquid or water. The higher rating, the better protect level.
The range of the first digit is between 0 to 6.
IP0X – The product is not protected from dust or any physical contact or objects.
IP1X – Protected from objects larger than 50mm.
IP2X – Protected from objects larger than 12.5mm.
IP3X – Protected from things bigger than 2.5mm.
IP4X – Protected from anything bigger than 1mm.
IP5X – Dust protection – Some dust can get through, however; it can’t be enough to damage the product
IP6X – Fully dust-tight
The range of the second digit is between 0 to 9
IPX0 – Not waterproof at all.
IPX1 – Protect water just only drip vertically onto the product (Dripping water (1 mm/min).
IPX2 – Protect dripping water (3 mm/min), Limit: Device max tilt of 15° from drips.
IPX3 – Sprays, Limit: Device max tilt of 60° from sprays.
IPX4 – Protect water splashes, omnidirectional.
IPX5 – Resist water jets (12.5L/min), such as squirt guns.
IPX6 – Resist strong water jets (100 L/min) or heavy sprays of water, such as powerful water guns.
IPX7 – Protect Complete submersion, Limit: 1 m. for 30 min.
IPX8 – Complete submersion, Limit: 3 m. for 30 min.
IPX9 – Protect high-pressure and high-temperature sprays at close distances (rarely used).
Now, I think you understand of meaning IP rating. So, If you focus on IP or IPX to protect dust and liquid for some headphones I search and classify IPX for you. To easy to find headphones that best meet your needs.
IPX4 – Protect water splashes, omnidirectional
Bose SoundSport Wireless In-Ear – IPX4
Specs: in-ear, dimension: 1.2″ x 0.98″ x 1.2″, weight: 0.8 ounces, charge time: 2 hours Features: wireless, water-resistant rating: IPX4, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth profile: A2DP/AVCRP/HFP, Bluetooth range: 33 feet, battery life: up to 6 hours, NFC pairing, 3 sizes of stay hear & sport tips, quick charge: 15 minutes for 1 hour, microphone: Omni-directional, carrying case
Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 0.83″ x 1.05″ x 0.74″, weight: 0.317 ounces, Bluetooth 5.1, Bluetooth range: up to 9 meters, audio codec: SBC/ACC, Features: true wireless earbuds, water-resistant rating: IPX4, touch control, playtime: 5 hours (single charge on earbuds)/15 hours (with charging case), quick charge: 15-minutes get 2 hours, built-in 4 mics, small and large ear tips in the box
Color: blue, black/orange, chill grey, golden age red, light grey/blue, true black Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 7.8″ x 5.28″ x 1.69″, weight: 1.73 ounces, driver size: 6mm, frequency response: 20 – 20 kHz, impedance: 32 ohms, Bluetooth 5.0 (work range up to 10-meters/33-feet) Features: true wireless, playtime: 6 hours (single charge)/22 hours (with charging case), sweat & water-resistant: IPX4, noise isolating, microphone, use either earbud independently, built-in dual mic In the box: Skullcandy Jib wireless earbuds, charging case, 3-sizes silicone tip (S/M/L), micro USB charging cable, user manual
Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 4.88″ x 2.17″ x 7.34″, weight: 10.8 ounces, playtime: 5 hours/15 hours (with charging case), charge time: 2 hours, battery capacity: 500mAh, Bluetooth 5.0, operation range: 10-meters, sound codec: AAC (advance audio coding) Features: true wireless earbuds, snug & secure fit, sweat & dust rating: IP56, HearThrough, microphone: built-in 4 mics, voice command: Alexa/Siri/Google Assistant, equalizer: via Jabra Sound+ app, fast charge: 15-minutes get 1.5-hours, 3 sets of silicone ear gels in the package, wearing detection: yes (auto turn on/auto-pause when taking out earbuds and put it back to ears), Bluetooth devices pairing: up to 8 devices, multi-connection: yes (2 devices can be connected at a time)
Otium Wireless Earbuds – Sport and Exercise – IPX7
Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 5.28″ x 4.17″ x 2.01″, weight: 3.84 ounces, ear hook design, CSR chipset, Bluetooth 4.1, battery: 2-lithium in batteries Features: HD sound richer bass, waterproof rating: IPX7, playtime: 7 – 9 hours (depending on volume level), standby: 240 hours, time charge: 1.5 hours (full charge), 3 ear tips (S/M/L), nice carrying case – easy for portable, CVC6.0 noise cancellation, secure & comfort fit design, LED indicator (red while charging and blue when charging full), multi-function button (on the earbuds) What’s in the box: Otium wireless earbuds, 3 different sizes of silicone tips, USB charging cable, carrying box
Color: black, pink, purple, wathet Specs: fit-type: in-ear, dimension: 3.23″ x 3.23″ x 1.54″, weight: 3.52 ounces, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth range: 33 feet, playtime: 30 hours with charging case Features: true wireless earbuds, waterproof: IP68 rating, built-in mic with CVC8.0 noise cancellation, hi-fi stereo sound & deep bass, stable connectivity with Bluetooth 5.0, smart touch control, compatible with wireless charging, ergonomic design to comfortable fit: 3 different sizes of ear caps (S/M/L), each earbuds cab be used separately Perfect for activities: sports, fitness, running, hiking, yoga, traveling, driving, and other outdoor activities
Specs: dimension: 3.66″ x 3.43″ x 1.46″, weight: 3.52 ounces Features: Bluetooth 5.0, waterproof rating: IPX7, one-step pairing, battery life: (earbuds: 4 – 5 hours/charging case: additional 5 times charging for earbuds/total playtime with charging case: 30 hours), TWS (True wireless stereo), high fidelity sound quality, providing a real sound with HD rendering technology, mode: mono/binaural with the one-step operation, HD call, type-C fast charging